Charnwood Golf Complex is proud to introduce their Golf Academy which is the perfect facility to come to learn, improve and develop your game with our Award winning PGA Golf coaches with over 15 years experience.


We provide specialised coaching sessions for juniors, beginners through to most advanced players in our performance centre which uses all of our state of the art technology including GC2, Flightscope, V1 Video and Myswing 3D analysis.


Here at Charnwood Golf Academy, our goal is to provide an enjoyable and fun learning experience, so come along and visit our first class Golf Academy. Charnwood Golf Academy is proud to have been awarded England Golf’s GOLF MARK Award and Sport England’s Clubmark accreditation, having met high standards in:


  • Coaching & playing

  • Club environment (including sports equity & ethics)

  • Child protection & duty of care


Our Junior Pathway to Golf has won the HSBC Golf Roots Bonallack Award and also England Golfs Talent Pathway Award in recognition of its highly successful scheme to develop golf within the local school’s community and providing a successful pathway to County and Regional squads


Qualifications and Awards

  • UKCC Level 3 Qualified Coach, TPI Level 1

  • Guinness World Record Holder

  • Golf Foundation National Award Winner 2015

  • England Golf National Award Winner 2016

Daniel qualified as a PGA Professional in 2007 and immediately specialised in coaching, team performance programs and player development programs. He has been Head Coach for Nottinghamshire County Ladies, Nottinghamshire County Development Coach and more recently appointed Head Coach of Loughborough University Golf Team.

He is responsible for creating and developing a Golf Performance Program for all 32 team members and Individual Athlete Performance Programs for the top 6 players.

Daniel specialises in Golf Development programs and Individual sessions for players of all levels who want to commit to improving their game. All sessions are conducted in our state of the art teaching studio with access to V1 Video, Flighscope launch monitor and Myswing 3D swing analysis to help improve communication and have measurable results each session.

Daniel invests a lot of his time and money into continued learning from a variety of sources including other coaches, CPD programs and even other sports. This ensures his knowledge is always up to date to offer clients the best coaching service possible.

Prices & Packages Available

MySwing 3D Motion Capture Sessions

Short Term Development Package

Long Term Development Package 

Individual Coaching


Loughborough University Golf Team - Head Coach

Daniel Parkes

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PGA Professional Matt Whelband is very excited to be returning to where he first started his professional career at Charnwood Golf Complex.


Matt now runs a very successful Junior Academy - Shelthorpe Golf Academy. His passion to coach and his laid back but informative attitude makes golf nice and easy for any level.  Matt specialises in Junior development, and some of his juniors have gone on to county and national level. He also enjoys introducing new people the game.



6-Week Adult Coaching Package £55

Week 1 - Putting Swing

Week 2 - Chipping Swing

Week 3 - Pitching Swing (TopTracer session)

Week 4 - Bunker Swing

Week 5 - Woods Swing

Week 6 - Video Analysis (v1 software)


Individual Private Coaching

30-minute Adult Coaching - £25

1-hour Adult Coaching - £45

30-minute Junior Coaching - £18

Contact Info



Matt Whelband

Lee Sheldon - PGA Teaching Professional

Lee is a golf coach who holds advanced PGA member status for his continued professional development in the area of golf coaching.

Lee started his career at Chevin GC in Derbyshire before travelling South to work at Royal Mid Surrey GC. Over the years he has worked with and studied under some of the greatest golf coaches in the world, travelling to New Zealand, Europe and the United States with his golf.

In 2009 Lee was one of the first British golf Professionals to study the cult golf instructional "The Golfing Machine" by Homer Kelley and became one of the country's first authorised instructors.

Lee has coached players of every standard, from beginner to elite amateur, European Tour Professional and a Major champion!

Lee's coaching philosophy challenges many of the games established notions of golf fundamentals and instead focuses on the 3 things all great golfers do.


  • Hit the ground on the same spot with every swing (controlling low point)

  • Swing with enough power to play the golf course

  • Control the curvature to your golf shots


His system is simple enough to deliver results to beginners, yet deep enough to give the better player a three dimensional understanding of the physiology of the golf swing.


3 x 1 hour lessons  £135

7 x 1 hour lessons £300

Tailor Made Packages on request



30 minute lesson £25

1 hour lesson £45







Contact Info


Tel. 07816 900324


Lee Sheldon

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Derby Road 



LE11 5AD

Tel: 01509 260972

Opening Hours


Monday- 12pm-8pm

Tuesday - 12pm-9pm

Wednesday - 12pm-9pm

Thursday - 12pm-9pm

Friday - 12pm-8pm

Saturday - 10am-6pm 

Sunday - 10am-5pm